Understand Your CIPS Benefits

Earning your CIPS designation is a remarkable accomplishment that comes with its own unique set of benefits. Whether you are a new designee or a seasoned one, there is much to be proud of as you commit to a global real estate business. As a CIPS designee, you can signify to buyers that you are their most trusted partner for navigating a global real estate market. To help you build your global business, you have access to the entire CIPS network of over 3,500 real estate professionals in 50 countries around the world. At your disposal now, you also have exclusive CIPS-only marketing tools to help you make the most of your global designation and access unique buyer groups to grow your global business.

But how can you make the most of these new resources? What are the essential next steps for future success in this market? This issue of Global Perspectives is a guide for new designees and an updated refresher for CIPS veterans. Inside, you will learn about resources and benefits available to you as a CIPS designee, as well as information on building your network, selecting a niche, and participating in partnerships, courses, and programs available to you. For any questions regarding the information in this issue, please contact cips@nar.realtor.

With your CIPS designation, you have access to many free marketing materials to help you market yourself as a global practitioner and earn more business.

Promote yourself as a go-to resource for global buyers and sellers with CIPS branded PowerPoint slides to use in client meetings, a press release, CIPS certificate of achievement to display on your website, CIPS branded postcards, and flash banners ads.

You also have access to further training included in our special student manuals for global real estate markets. These manuals give indepth information on the international markets in different areas of the globe to give you all you need to help your clients with global transactions.

To view the manuals in PDF form, log into the NAR Global Marketing Center and navigate to “CIPS Designee Resources.”

The six options currently offered at no charge include:

  • NEW: Africa and International Real Estate Course
  • Global Real Estate - Local Markets
  • Global Real Estate - Transaction Tools
  • The Americas & International Real Estate
  • Asia Pacific & International Real Estate
  • Europe & International Real Estate
  • The Business of US Real Estate

The Global Marketing Center has many highly valuable tools for CIPS designees. Some other resources you may want to explore on the site include exclusive advertising discounts to help you market your business internationally, and registration information for networking events including the REALTORS® Legislative Meetings.

Find all of these benefits and more when you log into the NAR Global Marketing Center. If you have any questions about your CIPS benefits, please contact CIPS@nar.realtor.

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About Global Perspectives

Global Perspectives in Real Estate is a resource for global professionals, aimed at helping them globalize their local markets. Produced bi-monthly, this newsletter serves as a how-to guide and is full of useful and actionable tips. A free subscription is given to all Certified International Property Specialists (CIPS) designees.

Learn more about earning the CIPS designation